Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (BF76)

Bioinformatics is the acquisition of biological knowledge through new computational tools for organizing, managing, and mining biological data. Bioinformatics techniques are essential to answer pressing questions about disease, and pharmaceuticals.

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Department Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
Major Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines December 1, 2021 (Fall 2022)

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose


Accepts only the online Statement of Purpose. 2500 word limit.


Not required

Contact Info

Phone (858) 822-0831
Fax (858) 534-5722
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
9500 Gilman Drive, MC. 0419
La Jolla, CA 92093-0419